Skip to comments.New 'life in space' hope after billions of 'habitable planets' found in Milky Way
Posted on 03/28/2012 4:58:07 PM PDT by KevinDavis
Billions of potentially habitable planets may exist within our galaxy, the Milky Way, raising new prospects that life could exist near Earth, a study has found.
Researchers discovered that at least 100 of the ''super-Earths'' may be on our galactic doorstep, at distances of less than 30 light years, or about 180 trillion miles, from the sun.
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What good does knowing there are other habitable planets with no way to get to them?
Then there will be room on the ship for you.....
Got serious doubts about that.
Physics is physics, there's not even a provable glimmer of a hint that can happen.........Just saying.
Sure the hell will not be soon, no matter how you define “soon”.
Never say never.....
There are ways to modify the human dna to survive on such planets..
Why bother looking for them when Obama gutted the manned space program and the rest of America ridiculed Newt’s plan of a Mars/Moon base?
Not saying never, just highly doubtful.
That could be a problem..... But the human race is adaptable.
And if their version of a Chinese emperor built a “Chinese Wall” too!
“Physics is physics, there’s not even a provable glimmer of a hint that can happen.........Just saying. “
From the point of view of the traveler, the transit time is inversely proportional to the available impulse.
I don’t get why no one seems troubled by ‘30 light years away’.
No one can travel at the speed of light, if you could it would take 30 years, you would have to stop to fuel up...where?
At the price of gas today alone it would be impossible because who could afford it? Certainly not Nasa.
You would have to give up 30 years of your life to just get there and then...start to colonize?
Scientists are so weird, what does “hope” have to do with science?
When Scientists start talking about life on other planets, why do they start sounding like a convention of Pentecostals? Desperate for a sign from heaven?
So much emotional investment!
Oh, I don't know about that.
If there are ten billion planets in the habitable zone of their stars, then there might be one-in-a-million that have life on them. Of those ten thousand, it would be almost a certainty that life on perhaps one hundred of those (and maybe as many as five thousand) would be MORE ADVANCED than we are.
So, we won't have to lift a finger to make contact. THEY will be coming HERE!
In all seriousness I think the next big evolutionary leap will be the ability to transfer a human brain to a computer. In fact I think its probably more likely that real success with AI. That really opens up a whole new realm of possibilities.
A 50 or 100 year trip becomes a meaningless concept. You could send a ship full of human brained robots with thousands of frozen human embryos. The Robots could raise and teach generations of humans upon reaching the destination.
LOL, true until you hit Einstein's wall and it's a very well constructed wall.
IIRC, the original Star Trek talked about a math formula to predict the number of Class M planets in the galaxy.
Go to warp 6 and you will get to these other planets pretty quickly.